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Old 07-16-2012, 08:29 AM
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Default how do get this drum sound?

tuning wise .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5-ezgHlPiE
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: how do get this drum sound?

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tune the snare fairly high (bottom head higher) and dampen a lot.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: how do get this drum sound?

The trick to that snare sound is to minimize the "attack" of the stick on the head. You might need to use a combination of recording techniques and processing.

1. Aim the microphone across the head of the drum (not down at it). Mic the snare from the bottom as well.

2. Play lightly, no rim-shots. Maybe use the butt end of the stick, or use a small felt mallet instead. Muffle the snare head considerably.

3. Play the edge of the hi-hat cymbal, not the top.

4. Record in a "dry" booth. Lots of padding and/or foam. Use plenty of muffling in the bass drum, and mic it from inside. Tune the bass drum batter head fairly loose, and let the muffling contact both heads. To get some low end thump, use EQ.

5. On the snare channel, use a noise gate, and possibly use a compressor with a fast attack and fast release to further suppress the "attack" part of the snare transient. Same for the bottom snare channel. Don't be afraid of the EQ here, either.

6. It's probably not a good idea to record a pair of overheads (you'll get a very "open" sound). Instead, close mic the hi-hat, and use one overhead for that splash cymbal. Mount the cymbal far away from the rest of the kit for added separation and phase cohesion. Same goes for the hi-hat's distance from the snare.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: how do get this drum sound?

one old studio trick is to place an old LP record on the snare

another way is to get an O ring....or make one yourself out of an old 2 ply snare head ....and tune the batter slightly loose
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: how do get this drum sound?

Wow- some good stuff below for getting this sound in a recording studio. I note that I believe the drummer is playing the bass drum simultaneously with the snare (during the main part- the intro I am not so sure about). This gives the "snare sound" a deep low end and a compressed driving feel.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: how do get this drum sound?

thanx alot you guys. you are of great help. im going for this sound on stuff im recording since it gives the drums that kinda electronic dry feel. ive notcied several records having this dry drum sound that imo sounds cool.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:25 AM
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It's all about that wallet or iphone on top of your snare xD

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: how do get this drum sound?

Use Dampening rings, or moon gels, or tape. Just something to dampen and really absorb that resonance of the snare. Then all you'll be hearing are the snare wires. Regardless of what tuning the snare is in.

Hope this helps man!
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